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Quan Nguyen, Open University, Learning analytics

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Learning and Teaching Innovation
  • Institute of Educational Technology
  • quan.nguyen

Professional biography

Quan Nguyen is a Leverhulme funded Ph.D. candidate in Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK. He graduated in 2016 as a Master (cum laude) of Economics and Information Management at Maastricht University. Quan had considerable experience in teaching Quantitative Methods and Management of Information System, and working as a data analyst in several projects. In his Ph.D thesis under the supervision of Prof. Bart Rienties, Prof. Denise Whitelock, and Prof. Zdenek Zdrahal, he is focusing on the use of Learning Analytics to understand how teachers design their course and how learning design could affect other dimensions of the learning progress such as engagement, satisfaction, or performance.

Research interests

  • Learning analytics
  • Learning design
  • Instructional design
  • Machine learning

Teaching interests

  • Feb/2016 – April/2016

Official tutor in Management of Information System, Maastricht University Teaching management of information systems for 3 groups of 15 each, second year International Business students, parallel to my Master study.

  • Sep/2015 – Nov/2015
  • Sep/2013 – Nov/2013

Official tutor in Quantitative Methods I, Maastricht University Teaching computer based application of math and stats using MS Excel in 15 groups of 30 students each on a weekly basis parallel to my own studies.

Impact and engagement


Adding dispositions to create pedagogy-based Learning Analytics (2017-03-29)
Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan
Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, 12(1) (pp. 15-35)
Towards actionable learning analytics using dispositions (2017-01)
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 10(1) (pp. 6-16)
Examining the designs of computer-based assessment and its impact on student engagement, satisfaction, and pass rates (2017)
Nguyen, Quan; Rienties, Bart; Toetenel, Lisette; Ferguson, Rebecca and Whitelock, Denise
Computers in Human Behavior ((Early access))
What learning analytics based prediction models tell us about feedback preferences of students (2016)
Nguyen, Quan; Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Giesbers, Bas
The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 17(3) (pp. 13-33)
Unravelling the dynamics of instructional practice: a longitudinal study on learning design and VLE activities (2017-03)
Nguyen, Quan; Rienties, Bart and Toetenel, Lisette
In : The Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (March 13 - 17, 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) (pp. 168-177)
Unravelling the dynamics of learning design within and between disciplines in higher education using learning analytics (2017-03)
Nguyen, Quan
In : The Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (March 13 - 17, 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Learning analytics to understand cultural impacts on technology enhanced learning (2016)
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan
In : 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2016) (28-30 October 2016, Mannheim, Germany)